Exam Essentials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – your exams!

Perform at your best in your exams by making sure you’ve got all the essentials nailed down.

There are a few important things to remember to make sure you don't break the university's exam rules.

They are: 

  • No notes or paper
  • No calculators (without permission)
  • No dictionaries (without permission)
  • No digital devices
  • No watches
  • Use a clear plastic pencil case
  • Use a clear plastic water bottle
  • Take your university card as ID 

We are giving away free clear pencil cases this exam season. Drop by the union building to collect yours.

Here are our top tips for exams:

  • Keep your mind and body healthy. Make sure you’re drinking lots of water, eating healthily, and getting some fun exercise in while you’re studying – your brain will thank you.
  • Get yourself to your exam ahead of time. Arriving early means you can check you have everything you need and keep a calm mind before starting.
  • If something goes wrong and you can’t get to your exam, let your department know straight away.
  • Get to know the rules. There will be signs up outside your exam room, so don’t get caught out – no phones, no notes, and no watches.


Look after yourself this exam season!


Here are our tips for looking after your wellbeing during the summer term...

- Remember to breathe

It’s important to take some time to reflect and relax

- Eat, sleep & exercise well

Adopting healthy habits will keep you feeling alert and ready to perform at your best

- Don’t go it alone

Preparing for exams with others can be both reassuring and motivating

- Pace yourself through panic

Don’t let panic get you down. You can manage much more by pacing yourself

- Believe in yourself

Approaching your exams with a positive attitude boosts your chances of success

- Set realistic goals

Not meeting a goal can harm your motivation. Set goals that you know you can reach

- If you need help, ask!

Visit our Welcome Desk or email advice@lancastersu.co.uk

Useful links

Exam Rules

Exam revision tips and workshops: Find some revision tips here.

Mitigating Circumstances: Find out more about Mitigating Circumstances here.


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